By now we have all seen the images of the utter devastation that many communities on the West Coast and in Central Florida have suffered due to Hurricane Ian. Many of those communities are also where Nova Southeastern University has a regional campus. Early reports indicate that our buildings and facilities survived the storm well, however our thoughts are with our students and colleagues who may have suffered damages or losses.
Preliminary reports of our regional campuses show:
While the majority of our Regional Campus buildings may be in good shape, unfortunately, many of the communities in which they are located are not. Right now, students, faculty and staff in those areas are hurting – they need help.
And that is where NSU Cares comes in.
The NSU Cares Fund was established to help students, employees and alumni in the aftermath of earthquakes, hurricanes, fires and other unimaginable disasters. It is made possible by donations from alumni, faculty, staff and community supporters.
Many of us have already donated to various charities and organizations dedicated to helping those who have been impacted by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian. If you are looking for a way to directly help fellow members of the NSU community, the NSU Cares Fund can help.
The NSU Cares team at NSU has received an influx of emergency aid applications following Hurricanes Fiona and Ian from students and alumni from various communities. And that need is anticipated to continue to grow.
This is an opportunity to directly help others in our NSU family: it’s a way for NSU Sharks to directly help other NSU Sharks.
Whatever you can do to help those impacted by these storms is greatly appreciated.
NSU is reopening its Palm Beach Campus Friday, September 30. The campus will resume all activities and operate under normal conditions. All students, faculty and staff should report as usual. If anyone has any questions or extenuating circumstances, they should contact their supervisor, program director, or professor directly.
Please update your Personal Emergency Contact Information. Register your information and/or check and update your existing contact information in order to receive timely notifications. When you register, your identification code is your NSU "N" Number, and when prompted to input your phone numbers, please do so without any dashes (e.g., 9542625398). The system allows you to input multiple phone/text numbers and email addresses.
NSU's website and hotline will contain information on campus closings, event cancellations and re-openings. We recommend storing the hotline number in your cell phone so it is on-hand when you need it. New information is updated on the hotline and posted on the website as frequently as warranted. Information may also be distributed via email and/or via text messages. In addition, local television, radio and newspapers will be used to reach those do not have access to a telephone or to the Internet.
We encourage you to review other resources available to you by visiting www.nova.edu/hurricane as well as familiarizing yourself with the Severe Weather Emergency Procedures brochure. We use this multi-channel approach to keep everyone informed before, during and after severe weather or a hurricane.
NSU established the NSU CARES fund to help those students and employees who are most in need of assistance. Please consider making a donation or volunteering time to help these individuals return to a sense of normalcy, in what are quite abnormal times. To volunteer to provide assistance to those in need, please email email@example.com or you can make a donation at www.nova.edu/nsu-cares.